**Due to an overwhelming number of applicants we have suspended this recruitment and are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest in the County of San Diego.***
Health and Human Services, Public Health Services Division, is seeking individuals to fill a vital role assisting with efforts to respond to the current public health emergency as a
TEMPORARY CONTACT TRACER
Public Health Services
Contact tracing plays an important role in public health responses to infectious disease. By tracing the contacts of COVID-19 confirmed individuals, testing them for infection, treating the COVID-19 confirmed and tracing their contacts in turn, public health aims to reduce infections in the population. For the COVID-19 response, a strong, scalable network of Temporary Contact Tracers are needed to support patients with suspected or confirmed infection.
Temporary Contact Tracers will be expected to participate in in-person training while the remainder of job functions will be performed from the individual's home. Temporary Contact Tracers are needed 40/hours a week potentially up to 6-9 months; individuals are needed that can work weekdays, as well as possible weekends and evening hours. Temporary Contact Tracers may be required to use their own phone, computer, and/or internet services.
Duties will include:
Identify potential close contacts of a confirmed case
Notify contacts and promote self-monitoring through 14 days past the last known exposure to the confirmed case
Ensure that contacts who develop symptoms promptly isolate themselves and notify public health staff
Refer contacts to their healthcare provider for medical advice, testing and care as appropriate
Ideal Candidates will possess:
A clear understanding of patient confidentiality, including the ability to conduct interviews without violating confidentiality
Excellent and sensitive interpersonal, cultural sensitivity and interviewing skills such that they can build and maintain trust with patients and contacts
The ability to grasp medical terms and principles of exposure, infection, and infectious periods
Be able to independently manage workload that includes reaching out to contacts over the phone, maintaining spreadsheets, and data entry
Ability to maintain a distraction-free work area
To apply, please attach a resume at step 1 of the application. The resume should include your work history as well as a description of the duties that you have performed that demonstrate your ability to perform the job functions listed above.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.
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Under California Government Code Sections 3100 - 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.